A Corner of White - YA Review by Marie

Reader: Marie W
Age: 14
Title: A Corner of White
Author: Jaclyn Moriarty
Publisher: Scholastic
Pub Date: 04/01/13
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: There was great character development in this book, and the dialogue was very believable. This book was very mysterious and unpredictable. The plot voice of Elliot and Madeleine were very strong, and it seemed like they could possibly be actual people in some points of the story. The dialogue though I think needed some improvement, because when they spoke, I felt like they weren't really teen fictional characters. The letters that where exchanged back and forth were very realistic especially the ones that M.T wrote to Elliot. It was very interesting what was going on in the world and in the kingdom of Cello. A thing I would improve on would be how Madeleine and Elliot relate, because they didn't seem too connected to each other except by the fact that they happened to start writing to each other.
Memorable or Forgettable: The idea of the kingdom of Cello was very memorable since most books that I read have so much romance and action. It just stuck out as a great book, and it is a book unlike any I have encountered so far.
Cover:  The cover was very interesting and colorful, it reflected the book by showing "The girl in the world."
Age Range: 12 through 15
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 3P Some teen appeal
Additional Comments: Overall it's a great book, I hope you read it. 

tags:  fantasy / mystery / humor / BFYA nominee / ya lit

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